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Ram raid gang jailed for over 71 years

armed gang locked up in wisbech

Published by Chris Craddock at 8:44am 7th December 2018. (Updated at 8:49am 7th December 2018)

A gang of dangerous criminals who carried out ram raids across West Norfolk and Fenland have been jailed for a total of over 71 years.

The men were found guilty of almost a hundred burglaries between February and December 2017.

That's included robberies in King's Lynn, Swaffham, Dereham, Downham Market and Wisbech.

 

They would wear masks before smashing their way into properties during the crime spree.

During one incident in Norfolk they targeted a victim with dementia and stole her husband's war medals.

The men were mostly related and nine pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

 

armed gang locked up in wisbech
the members of the gang after they were arrested

 

Here are their sentences:

Nine of the gang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary:

  • Charlie Albert Webb, 20, from Newton Flotman, Norfolk - jailed for five years.
  • John Eli Loveridge, 42, of Greenways, Carleton Rode, Norfolk - jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
  • John Stanley Loveridge, 23, of Greenways, Carleton Rode, Norfolk - jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Joseph Holmes, 21, of Schole Road, Willingham - jailed for four years.
  • Danny Stone-Parker, 28, of Braintree Road, Great Dunmow - jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Timothy Stone-Parker, 24, of Clay Way, Ely - jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Joe John Spencer Loveridge, 19, of Winchester Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire - jailed for four years.
  • Richard Oakley, 27, of Sandy Park, Beck Row, Suffolk - jailed for five years.
  • Johnny Oakley, 25, of Sandy Park, Beck Row, Suffolk - jailed for five-and-a-half years.


A tenth man, Simon Oakley, 45, of Alburgh Road, Hempnall, Norwich, was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle on 31 October following a trial. He was jailed for nine years.

 

Puppies in police car boot
the gang also stole puppies during one incident

 

Detective Inspector Craig Harrison, who led the investigation, said:

"These sentences reflect the scale and impact of this gang's offending.

"Every one of their crimes had a victim so the trauma and devastation caused in quite a short space of time was immense.

"They clearly had no care at all for the impact their offending was having on communities, particularly in south and east Cambridgeshire, which were particularly badly hit, and, indeed, across the region."

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